Erik Karlsson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Karlsson Rumors Starting To Heat Up Again

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While trade talk surrounding top defenseman Erik Karlsson seemed to have died down in recent weeks, general manager Pierre Dorion has recently stirred the rumor mill right back up again after making comments about Karlsson on Thursday to NHL.com’s Chris Stevenson. “Our first priority with..." January 20

  • Senators would listen to offers for Karlsson

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators are not ruling out potential trade offers for defenseman Erik Karlsson, general manager Pierre Dorion said Thursday. Asked if he would consider offers "at this moment" for Karlsson, who can become an unrestricted free agent after next season, Dorion said, "Our first priority..." January 19

  • Senators GM: ‘Priority’ to re-sign Erik Karlsson, ‘no rash decisions’ coming

    Pro Hockey Talk "As he stood at the podium on Thursday with the Ottawa Senators’ bye week over, general manager Pierre Dorion said he still had hope for the playoffs. He also laid out the scenarios for the second half that would potentially get the Senators into the postseason. In looking at the last four..." January 19

  • Senators GM open to trades for any player except Karlsson, Stone

    Ottawa Sun "There is no “for sale” sign outside Canadian Tire Centre. But that doesn’t mean changes won’t be made in the new year. The Ottawa Senators will close out 2017 with home games against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night and Boston Bruins on Saturday night. After that, general manager..." December 29

  • Karlsson: Melnyk's remarks 'none of our business'

    TSN "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson is not going to let team owner Eugene Melnyk's comments about the franchise over the weekend affect the team's play or how things develop as the star blueliner heads towards free agency. "That's none of our business," he told reporters after practice on..." December 19

  • Trading with desperate Senators could bring smart team big rewards

    Pro Hockey Talk "Aside from setting up an alternate reality in NHL 18, there aren’t many happy places to look if you’re a fan of the Ottawa Senators. Take, for instance, their Cap Friendly page. For a team often hamstrung by budget, they’re still spending a lot of money this season, and they currently lack..." December 11

  • Erik Karlsson talks free agency: ‘I’m going to get what I’m worth’

    Sportsnet "Erik Karlsson made it crystal clear that he will be paid top dollar in the summer of 2019, whether that’s by the Ottawa Senators or one of the NHL’s other 30 clubs. “When I go to market, I’m going to get what I’m worth, and it’s going to be no less, no matter where I’m going,” Karlsson told the..." December 01

  • Erik Karlsson set to return to lineup on Tuesday

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will make his long-awaited return to the lineup Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks. “I had the appropriate amount of time to get ready to play again and it’s exciting,” said Karlsson, who missed the opening five games of the regular season while..." October 16

  • Erik Karlsson out another week

    TSN "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will have to wait until at least another week to make his 2017-18 debut. Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Wednesday Karlsson would not be joining the team on the Western road trip. Ottawa picked up a shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks..." October 12

  • Erik Karlsson: Doctors removed half of ankle bone

    TSN "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson told reporters on Wednesday that doctors removed half of the ankle bone in his foot while in surgery to repair tendons in his foot, according to TSN1200's Dean Brown. The defenceman had the surgery in June and finally laced up his skates for the first time..." September 28

  • Ottawa’s depth issues magnified by Karlsson’s absence

    TSN "If there is one thing that the Ottawa Senators cannot afford, it’s to lose superstar defender Erik Karlsson for an extended period of time. In part, that’s why Karlsson had off-season surgery to repair torn foot tendons – to ensure that long-term, the nagging pain goes away. But there are two..." September 19

  • Karlsson’s return may not happen until November

    TSN "Erik Karlsson stood in front of reporters on Monday afternoon wearing a pair of sandals that gave everyone a clear view of his surgically repaired left foot. The Senators captain admitted he's currently forced to wear the open-toed footwear because the scar on his foot keeps opening up when he..." September 11

  • Erik Karlsson not skating yet, 'a long shot' for Senators opener

    Sporting News "Erik Karlsson was in the Big Apple Wednesday, taking part in the NHL's preseason Media Tour, and told The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun that he has not skated since undergoing surgery on his left foot in June and is unsure if he will be ready to play by Opening Night. Later in the day, Karlsson..." September 08

  • Senators’ Erik Karlsson on return date: ‘I’m not really sure’

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson is not skating at the moment and says he doesn’t have a timetable for a return to the ice following off-season foot surgery. Karlsson, who was a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman this past season, underwent a procedure in June to..." September 07

  • Karlsson hasn't skated yet; opening-night status unclear

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is planning to make his 2017-18 season debut in October, but playing opening night is a long shot because he still hasn't skated since having surgery on four torn tendons in his left foot June 14. The Senators open the season against the Washington..." September 06

  • Senators are getting a bargain now, but keep an eye on that Erik Karlsson contract situation

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson wasn’t playing at nearly 100 per cent during the Stanley Cup playoffs — and he was still by far Ottawa’s best player in their run to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Not only was he Ottawa’s best player, he was often the best player on the ice between the Senators and their..." August 06